Adolescent Gambling and Adolescent Gambling and Coping within a Generalized High-risk Behavior Frameworkarticle
authors:Hamel Anton van, Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Laurie Dickson, Rina Gupta, Yoshio Takane
published in: 2007
summary: Data were collected for 1998 middle/high-school students in Ontario to assess involvement in gambling, substance use, and generalized risky behavior. To predict these outcomes, measures for anxiety, family cohesion, and coping style were also administered. Three a-priori models were posited to account for the impact of risk factors, protective factors, and combined risk/protective factors on the development of risky behaviors. A high-risk cohort composed of subjects endorsing at least one risky behavior (gambling, substance use, or generalized risky behavior) within the clinical range was created to test an unobserved outcome variable created from all three measures of risky behavior, which was successfully predicted by two of the three a-priori models. Implications for the inclusion of gambling within a constellation of high-risk behaviors and recommendations for future prevention efforts are discussed.
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type: article in serial publication
is part of a publication: Journal of Gambling Studies
copyright: © Springer
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 377 - end page: 393
- ISSN: 1050-5350
keywords: adolescent gambling , Coping behaviors , gambling , high-risk behavior , youth gambling
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